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1-Dodecanol
ICSC: 1765
Peer-Review Status: 04.10.2013 Validated
Dodecyl alcohol
1-Hydroxydodecane
Lauryl alcohol 
CAS #: 112-53-8 RTECS #: JR5775000
UN #: 3077
EINECS #: 203-982-0
    Formula: C12H26O / CH3(CH2)10CH2OH
Molecular mass: 186.4

TYPES OF HAZARD
/ EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE-FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO contact with hot surfaces.  Use water, dry powder, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Nausea. Sedation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Rest. Do NOT induce vomiting. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Ventilation. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. If liquid: collect leaking liquid in containers. Absorb remaining liquid in inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Causes skin and eye irritation
May cause respiratory irritation
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 
excl mark;warncancer;health hazenviro;aqua

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R0.  Cool. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID OR WHITE CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with oxidizing materials and acids. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK (not established):.
EU OEL:. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given whether a harmful concentration in the air will be reached. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the skin, eyes and possibly the respiratory tract. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
See Notes. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 24°C
Boiling point at 101.3kPa: 250°C
Density (at 24°C): 0.83 g/cm³
Vapour pressure, Pa at 24°C: 1.3
Solubility in water, g/l at 25°C: 0.004 (very poor)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.4
Flash point: 121°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 250 °C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.5 - 4.0
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Viscosity: 21.7 mm²/s at 20°C 
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       1-Dodecanol  (SIDS)